Usage examples for efface

  1. Eternity will not efface The record dear of time that's past; Thy memory sweet we still embrace, And will as long as life shall last! – The Old Hanging Fork and Other Poems by George W. Doneghy
  2. They asked me to efface myself, to court oblivion, to hide behind the wardrobe. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  3. It was an interesting spectacle to see four able- bodied sinners, who yesterday had given themselves to the study of Nature, now kneeling together, to efface their penalty in our waters of Lethe; but you must remember that they made no moan before the boys, and no complaint against the master. – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren
  4. With a figure which was insignificant, and a countenance which was repulsive, he had hoped to efface the impression made upon Elizabeth's imagination by the handsomest man in Europe. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  5. Noticing that I am hurt and wishing to efface the disagreeable impression, Katya says: " Let us go; come this way." – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  6. She was expected to be silent, to efface herself before her elders, to have no views but their views, and no wishes that went beyond theirs. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  7. It is only when he descends and approaches a certain occasion and sets a scene with due circumspection- rarely and a trifle awkwardly, as we saw- that he can for the time being efface the thought of his active part in the affair. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock
  8. But if the reader will closely follow what this writer will set down in subsequent chapters of this work, he will find the reasons why there was and still is a bond of sympathy between the two races at the South,- a bond that the institution of slavery with all its horrors could not destroy, the Rebellion could not wipe out, Reconstruction could not efface, and subsequent events have not been able to change. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  9. He was thoughtful and tactful and knew how to efface himself. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  10. Pious love shall renew their inscriptions as time and the unfeeling elements efface them. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  11. 3. Efface as much as possible the bad impression produced on the mind, because calumny always produces such. – Fraternal Charity by Rev. Father Valuy